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lapstrake

[ lap-streyk ]
/ ˈlæpˌstreɪk /
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adjective Nautical.
noun
a vessel with a clinker-built hull.
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Origin of lapstrake

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; lap2 + strake
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British Dictionary definitions for lapstrake

lapstrake

lapstreak (ˈlæpˌstriːk)

/ (ˈlæpˌstreɪk) nautical /

adjective
another term for clinker-built
noun
a clinker-built boat

Word Origin for lapstrake

C18: from lap ² + strake
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